Isaac Carmon, a junior at Daviess County High School, is the winner of the 2016 KHEAA Promote Your School scholarship essay contest.
He earned a $500 college scholarship and the opportunity for his school to be featured in future college planning materials published by KHEAA.
Carmon is the son of Amy and Andrew Carmon.
His essay addressed the topic of how his educational plans would impact his community. Carmon wrote that he plans to get a degree in agriculture and that he plans to use that degree “to make agriculture in my community and surrounding area more productive.”
One judge wrote that Carmon’s essay showed he “had a definite vision for his future. It didn’t sound like a Miss America contestant response. He seems like a bright young man with a bright future in front of him.”
KHEAA staff presented Carmon with a certificate at his school. Principal Matt Mason also accepted a certificate honoring DCHS as the Kentucky 2017 Model School, which will be featured in upcoming college planning materials.
The contest, held annually since 2003, was open to all rising Kentucky high school juniors and offered a choice of four essay topics.
Carmon and other DCHS students will participate in a photo shoot at the school. The pictures will be used by KHEAA in free college planning guides for high school students, as well as posters, brochures and other publications.
KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses.
For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit www.kheaa.com; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.